Gear Locations

This page provides up to date information on static gear operations within a particular sea area. Please note that the specified areas are for information only. We strongly suggest that mobile operators working in close proximity to the areas make contact with the vessel/s concerned in order to determine the precise locations of the static gear.

We work to encourage mutual respect between all sectors of the industry so as to avoid spatial conflict.

It is important that static gear is correctly marked; information regarding marking can be found here and here.

In May 2018, the Scottish Government announced new measures to improve requirements for static gear within 12 nm of Scottish baselines. It entails:

  • Issuing guidance setting out best practice for marking static gear
  • Introducing legislation to prevent marking gear with inappropriate items such as milk cartons and netted footballs
  • Requiring licensed fishermen to mark buoys etc. with the PLN
  • Requiring unlicensed fishermen to mark gear with a unique reference number provided by Marine Scotland

Please note, in order to update our website with new creel co-ordinates the following template (which can be found here) must be completed and sent to lianne@swfpa.com.

Camann BF160 Creel Co-ordinates – 22nd October 2020

22nd October 20201603321200000 || 1603321200

Westro INS20 Creel Co-ordinates 19.10.20

19th October 20201603062000000 || 1603062000

Bella B LH 111 Creel Co-ordinates – 12th of October 2020

12th October 20201602457200000 || 1602457200

Vanguard KY 18 – 8th of October 2020

8th October 20201602111600000 || 1602111600

Dalwhinnie A 913 Creel Readings – 06.10.2020

6th October 20201601938800000 || 1601938800

Soph Ash Jay 3 LH 60 – 02.10.2020

2nd October 20201601593200000 || 1601593200

Jas N LH 50 Creels – 02.10.2020

2nd October 20201601593200000 || 1601593200

Usan Lass ME 50 & Sophie ME 20 Creels – 26.09.2020

26th September 20201601074800000 || 1601074800

Aurora AH 17 Creel Readings – 23.09.2020

23rd September 20201600815600000 || 1600815600

Asterion AH 15 Creel Readings – 23.09.2020

23rd September 20201600815600000 || 1600815600

Ashley AH 90 Creel Readings – 23.09.2020

23rd September 20201600815600000 || 1600815600